The Music of Karen Lafferty
As singer/songwriters of the 70s who were Jesus followers began to be troubadours of their faith, Karen Lafferty was on the front lines pioneering music of the Jesus Movement. In 1974 Calvary Chapel’s Maranatha! Music released one of the first ever albums of contemporary Christian worship. Karen’s scripture chorus to Matthew 6:33, “Seek Ye First”, was on this album which became an international best seller as it made its way from California beach Bible studies to the Vatican. This simple chorus quickly became Karen’s signature composition and opened doors for her around the world.
Karen Lafferty has done a huge amount in her over four decades of music ministry. She is now in process of completing a biography of her journey as a Christian musician which thus far has led her to over seventy nations.
Stagecoach (Cover – from Tom Stipe)
Karen Lafferty on “Seek Ye First”
1978 Calvary Chapel Concert
The Latest News
Karen’s most recent studio album Singing My Heart Out is available at the store on this site. It features my “signature song” Seek Ye First and two other worship songs pinned by Karen. The rest are songs of musician friends from India, Latvia and some former MFM staff who are
Through the years YWAM Santa Fe has offered music training. This summer Karen will be leading a six week music intensive called The Santa Fe Summer Music Workshop from May 31st through July 11th. Those interested in finding out more should click on Musicians For Missions at the top of
This summer in Santa Fe I will be very busy supporting several ministries of others. I am a “fill in” worship leader and will be at Calvary Chapel Las Vegas, New Mexico several Sundays. Also, there is a ministry in town holding four big events at “The Railyard” which is